Now that things are starting to cool down in Baltimore, Maryland, you can’t start your day right without a warm shower. Your hands also never really feel clean unless you washed them with hot water. Thanks to simple, efficient technology, your water heater provides a constant supply of comfort and convenience. Here’s how.

How Does Your Water Heater Work?

Water heaters warm water and store it for future use, whether for your shower or for washing the dishes. Most water heaters are either fueled by natural gas or oil.

Gas water heaters are the most common type of water heater. In a gas water heater, cold water enters the tank. If that water’s temperature is below a programmed threshold, a sensor sends a signal to an igniter that kicks on a burner in the combustion chamber. That burner then heats the core and the water. That hot water rises to the top of the tank where it is sent through a discharge pipe to your plumbing fixtures.

Oil water heaters are similar in many ways to their gas-fired cousins, save for a unique burner system. Oil water heaters mix air with oil and inject that mixture into the burner as a mist. A spark then ignites that mix and the flame is used to heat the core inside the tank.

Which Water Heater Is Best for You?

If both water heaters are relatively similar in design, does choosing one over the other really make a difference? That largely depends on your needs. Gas water heaters, for example, tend to be more energy-efficient than oil heaters, and they also tend to have a longer lifespan. Oil water heaters, however, can usually heat large amounts of water much more quickly than gas water heaters, which can be useful if you have a large family and high hot water demand.

Hot water heaters are a center of comfort and convenience in your home, so find the water heater that works best for you. To install a new water heater today, call Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391.

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services

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